The hugely anticipated Twilight DVD does not disappoint. It sold over 5 million copies in its first week of sales, making it the top seller of 2009, and there’s a good reason for that. There are deleted scenes, extended scenes, the cast’s appearance at Comic-con, every trailer and teaser trailer ever made, an extensive behind-the-scenes documentary that goes from casting to post production and shows how many of the stunts were done, and an audio commentary with Kristen Stewart, director Catherine Hardwicke and a hysterically funny Rob Pattinson. Pattinson jokes about getting a hairline fracture on his foot doing the apple bouncing scene (it was done with a string), jokes about his bouffant hairdo, his plucked eyebrows, and makes fun of himself in the Port Angeles scene where he gets out of the car and glares at Bella’s almost attackers, saying “Come on now guys,” in an effeminate voice. He also says now that the first Twilight movie made money, they can hire someone better suited to play his role – like Zac Efron! During a cafeteria scene in which Edward is glowering, he says he was talking about how much he hates cookies and was telling his onscreen siblings to stop eating, asking them “Haven’t you read the book?!?”
The deleted scenes are better than the extended ones, which makes you happy the latter ones didn’t get into the movie. Deleted scenes include Bella and Edward walking in the forest, and the lines they’re saying are mostly straight out of the book. It’s a little more insight into their relationship and could have been left in. The extended scene in Edward’s bedroom was mercifully shortened, and during the commentary, Kristen and Catherine agree that it’s better with less dialogue. There’s a dream sequence in which Bella awakens to find Edward standing at the foot of her bed, and pulls him towards her for a makeout session, then wakes up to find out it was just a dream. Apparently author Stephanie Meyer asked that less be more, and as evidenced here, she was right.
The only thing missing is the audition tape of Rob and Kristen enacting the bedroom scene. It’s been talked about so much that fans would really like to see the initial audition and the chemistry that the actors had with each other. All in all though, it provides hours of clips that are fun to watch, and for serious fans, insight into all aspects of the movie. ~Alexandra Heilbron